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Extraordinary! A true diamond in the rough.

I was familiar with the GAR as ancestors had been active in it, but this museum was a surprise. The... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2019
Dave M
Step into the past

I worked in Lynn and was able to get a tour of this historical marvel. The Hall has been preserved... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

I was familiar with the GAR as ancestors had been active in it, but this museum was a surprise. The artifacts are truly extraordinary. It must be the most impressive collection of civil war artifacts in the state. And the facility is like a time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

I worked in Lynn and was able to get a tour of this historical marvel. The Hall has been preserved as it was 100+ years ago with artifacts from the civil war. This is not a highly polished attraction but more for those who love...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

almost unknown, the GAR is well worth a visit for a history buff. It is a time capsule from post civil war veteran days which shows photos of local soldiers and artifacts from the conflict.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Paul s
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a great museum. You can find Civil War members of your family. You should call ahead to make sure they are open. It is a wonder place for kids.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank brendaelwell
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Visiting here is nice. Bob is the curator and very informative! I discovered at family member that served in the Civil War by visiting the museum. Stop by and see if you have any ancestors waiting for you to discover them!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank vdeland27
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I visited there and was surprised - I never knew it was there. It is a hidden gem and more people need to know about this museum. Bob Mathias is the curator there and he does an excellent job and is very informative. I even...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

great place for anyone interested in civil war history. many photos and documents to review. convient to downtown shops and resturants

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank al m
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yet another hidden gem in Lynn! If you can get inside this place you will be totally amazed. Unbelievable artifacts from the Civil War forward.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Mary T
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